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Editorial: City can't just do nothing on assessments

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Schenectady council must find way to address property valuation inequities before problem gets worse
 

Charles Krauthammer: Ebola fight requires balance between freedom, security

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation.
 

Demand more action to fight Ebola spread

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
*Demand more action to fight Ebola spread
*Renewable energy is now a viable resource
*Support Tkaczyk for anti-fracking stance
*Cuomo helped boost solar energy effort
*Stallmer has all right qualities for Assembly
 

Editorial: High Notes

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Spotlighting the good being done in our communities
 

George Will: ' Redskins ' ban crossing into censorship

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom.
 

More women should fill Black River seats

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
*More women should fill Black River seats
*Nude photos expose online vulnerabilities
*Time for Farley to go, replace with Thorne
*Spa track attendance numbers unrealistic
*Installation of church pastor worth coverage
*Independents should back Polk for judge
*Stallmer telling truth about Woerner taxing
 

Old rail line would be better bypass to Wal-Mart center

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
The building of a Wal-Mart distribution center in Johnstown, several miles from the nearest Thruway exit — causing an estimated 1,700 heavy trucks to pass through the village of Fonda daily causing traffic, noise, dust and infrastructure damage — was a mistake. Now Fulton County, where the distribution center is located, wants to fix the problem by creating a bypass that would take truck traffic around Fonda.
 

Truckers already pay enough to use roads

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
This is in response to the recent opinions by Mark Scribner (“Tolls better than gas taxes; make truckers pay fair share”) and Gabriel Roth (“Get the federal government out of highway development”), who want to remove federal control of the Highway Trust Fund and allow states to collect tolls.
 

Governor’s campaign a disappointment

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Governor. It's the most important position in New York state government. And in a race to determine who fills that position, voters deserve a vigorous, informative, fair and open competition from the candidates.
 

Editorial: No special breaks for athletes

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Schools must put lessons above winning
 

Zaude Kaufman: Beware those controlling what speech is 'appropriate'

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
George Orwell was right: "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."
 

SAFE Act opponents misunderstand law

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
*SAFE Act opponents misunderstand law
*Union not obligated to disclose offenses
*Police should ticket intersection blockers
*History fair worthy of newspaper coverage
*No need to litter area with campaign signs
*GE plan reflective of new corporate culture
*Time to bring right-to-die to forefront
 

Editorial: Stats help solve unsafe intersections

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Information collected on crashes helpful in finding solutions to unsafe roads
 

No need to know what the players did

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
*No need to know what the players did
*Younger GE retirees face coverage issues
*Schenectady needs to clean up its act
*DEC didn't have to kill bear in Rotterdam
*Tonko should make better use of his time
*Legislators must prove they read bills
*Be concerned about terrorists, not cartoon
*Waivers on fees had no impact on budget
 

Richard Cohen: Toothless Obama needs to channel his inner Nixon

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
A president lacking menace.
 
 

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